A lyrical and deeply moving portrait of grief, blame, and forgiveness, and of finding the courage to confront your ghosts one truth at a time.
"As soon as she was under, Maggie heard the quiet, though every sound was amplified in her ears and in her brain...Sound, like shame, travels four times faster under the water. "
Though only a sophomore, Maggie Paris is a star on the varsity swim team, but she also has an uncanny, almost magical ability to draw out people s deepest truths, even when they don t intend to share them. It s reached a point where most of her classmates, all but her steadfast best friend, now avoid her, and she s taken to giving herself away every chance she gets to an unavailable and ungrateful popular boy from the wrestling team, just to prove she still exists. Even Maggie s parents, who are busy avoiding each other and the secret deep at the heart of their devastated family, seem wary of her. Is there such a thing as too much truth?"